The Pilates Pregnancy: Maintaining Strength, Flexibility, and Your Figure

The Pilates Pregnancy: Maintaining Strength, Flexibility, and Your Figure

by Mari Winsor, Mark Laska
     
 

A wonderful conditioning exercise for women of all shapes and sizes, Pilates is now recognized as one of the best overall exercises for the pregnant body as well. A low-impact and relaxing exercise regimen, Pilates doesn't divert blood flow from the growing fetus. As important, Pilates strengthens the abdominal muscles known as the "powerhouse," making it easier

Overview

A wonderful conditioning exercise for women of all shapes and sizes, Pilates is now recognized as one of the best overall exercises for the pregnant body as well. A low-impact and relaxing exercise regimen, Pilates doesn't divert blood flow from the growing fetus. As important, Pilates strengthens the abdominal muscles known as the "powerhouse," making it easier for new mothers to recover from childbirth and regain their pre-pregnancy waistline.Working with Dr. Uzzi Reiss, a prominent Los Angeles-based gynecologist and obstetrician, Mari Winsor has developed the first mat-based Pilates routine for pregnant women, bringing this time-efficient and highly effective means to get and stay in shape into the home. Illustrated with 100 black-and-white photographs, the exercises in The Pilates Pregnancy are gentle on the body and easy to do at any stage of pregnancy.

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Organized into workouts for each trimester, The Pilates Pregnancy will show expectant mothers how to increase flexibility and reduce stress during pregnancy, and make getting back into shape after childbirth easier.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738205014
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,004,038
Product dimensions:
7.29(w) x 8.93(h) x 0.71(d)

Meet the Author

The Pilates trainer-to-the-stars, Mari Winsor owns and operates two Pilates studios in the Los Angeles area. She has been featured in Allure, Redbook, Elle, LA Magazine, Health & Fitness, USA Today, Fitness, Shape, In Style, Vogue, and Time and has appeared on MTV, "Access Hollywood," and "Entertainment Tonight." She is the author of The Pilates Workout Journal and The Pilates Powerhouse, for which she appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show. Mark Laska is a professional writer and publicist and co-author of The Pilates Powerhouse and Body-Fat Breakthru! He lives in Los Angeles.

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